- Industry-acclaimed Sony Super HAD ICX274 color CCD sensor
- High-speed USB 3.0 connection provides the fastest possible frame rate (also backwards compatible with USB 2.0)
- Downloads up to 30 frames per second
- Capable of exposures faster than 1/100th of a second
- 12-bit image output provides superior dynamic range
Celestron Skyris 274M
Whether you're an advanced user or a beginner, you'll love creating beautiful astroimages with the Skyris astronomical CCD camera. Capture the Sun, Moon, and planets like never before and create crisp, high-resolution images. Skyris cameras are the first to offer ultra-fast USB 3.0 connections combined with the most popular Sony CCD chips used for planetary imaging. Skyris also features a Celestron-designed camera body which helps dissipate heat to minimize the effect of thermal noise on the CCD.
Celestron Partners with The Imaging Source
For years, The Imaging Source has provided amateur astronomers with high-quality CCD cameras that elevate amateur planetary imaging from a casual hobby into an art form. The Imaging Source's astronomical cameras are known for high quality, value, and performance. Now, Celestron is proud to partner with The Imaging Source on the Skyris line.
Skyris 274M using the Sony ICX274AL CCD Sensor
The Skyris 274M features the largest imaging sensor in the Skyris line, along with the largest number of pixels. That means you'll get a wider field of view, perfect for imaging the Moon. With so many pixels, you'll be able to publish high-resolution versions of your astrophotos. This sensor is also ideal for hydrogen-alpha solar imaging. The field of view is wide enough to capture the full disk of the Sun in popular hydrogen-alpha solar telescopes like the 60mm and 80mm Lunt Solar Telescope.
Monochrome Sensor for Maximum Sensitivity
The Skyris 274M is a monochrome camera, offering you the most senstivity for capturing the best possible astroimages. Either use the camera by itself to capture stunning black-and-white images of the Moon or planets, or attach your own filters and filter wheel to create your own color planetary images. Skyris cameras do not have an optical window. This makes cleaning your camera easier and ensures maximum light transmission with no risk of internal reflections.
Included Celestron iCap Software
All Skyris cameras include Celestron iCap capture software and stacking software, for Windows systems only. iCap software allows you to easily control the camera, snap your images or movie file, and export them. Next, you'll bring your images or movies into the stacking software, where you can automatically filter the best images and stack them to create your masterpiece.
|Name||Celestron - Skyris 274M CCD Camera (Monochrome)|
|ADC (analog to digital converter)||12 bit|
|Backfocus Distance||19mm with nosepiece|
|Exposure||0.005 to 10 seconds|
|Frames Per Second (fps)||Up to 30|
|Included Accessories||1.25" nosepiece, iCap software CD, 10' USB 3.0 cable, instruction manual.|
|Mount||1.25" barrel and C-thread|
|Pixel Size||4.40 micron square|
|Power Requirements||Powered by USB|
|Resolution||1600 x 1200|
|Sensor Type||Sony Super HAD ICX274 Monochrome CCD, 8.50mm x 6.80mm|
|Software Features||iCap, IC Capture, DirectShow|
|Temperature Stability||40° C to -40°C|
|USB Cable||High-speed 3.0, 10' cable length|